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The Latest Ford Fusion

The Latest Ford Fusion

May 30, 2017

The new Ford Fusion hit the market as one of the most reliable, accessible and efficient sedans available on the market. The newest model year showcases plenty of in-car improvements, as well as substantial changes to its exterior. In addition to that, the technology within the Fusion is keeping in-line with accelerating industry trends. It’s an extremely attractive option for those who are looking for a capable commuter with a plush trim package.


What comes with the Sport trim package?


The Sport package on the Ford Fusion is a combination of the SE and the Luxury Package. Notable options are LED fog lights, a power-adjusted driver’s seat, satellite radio, leather interior and LED head lights. In addition to that, the Sport package comes with a keyless ignition and entry. This option also comes with a turbocharged V6 engine, which gets commuters around in a hurry. The 19-inch wheels and upgraded exhaust package are a fun addition, while the rear spoiler and custom grille give the Fusion an aggressive appeal. The Sport package also features a premium sound system.


What are the base features of the Ford Fusion?


The Ford Fusion S comes with 16-inch alloy wheels and full power accessories. To create a comfortable ride, it has air conditioning, automatic headlights, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, LED taillights and cruise control. Even though it may be the most economical option for the Fusion series, it does not disappoint when it comes to features on the base model. It’s no wonder that J.D. Power & Associates rated the 2017 Fusion at 4.5 for features and accessories.


What features come with the Platinum trim option?


The Platinum trim option includes everything that the lower trim packages contain. Though, it builds on the platforms of the S, SE, and Titanium by adding in a custom grille, power-adjusted steering wheel, and upgraded leather interior. The combination creates a comfortable experience for the driver while giving off a subtle elite flair. It makes a great companion for those who travel long distances or who spend a substantial amount of time stuck in gridlocked commutes.


What are the current safety features on the Fusion?


Ford loaded the Fusion with standard safety options like anti lock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, traction control and stability control. In addition to that, the Fusion can be paired with a compatible cell phone in order to enable its emergency crash notification feature. This allows the vehicle to automatically call 911 and send emergency responders in the event of a crash that it deems risky to driver or passenger safety. Optional add-ons include collision warnings, drowsiness detection, cross-traffic alerts and lane-departure warnings. These upgrades vary in cost but are backed by Ford’s commitment to safety and reflect the manufacturer’s dedication to technological advances.


Which trim levels are available on the Ford Fusion?


The Ford Fusion now comes in the following trim packages: S, SE, Titanium, Platinum or V6 Sport. It also has a hybrid option, which is titled the “Energi.” The trim packages range drastically, depending on the consumer’s budget. This allows the Fusion to service a wide selection of drivers from all walks of life. Whether a commuter is on a stringent budget or has room for something more luxurious in the garage, the Fusion can fill the role.


What is the Sync 3 Infotainment System that Ford markets?


Ford’s new Sync 3 Infotainment system combines technology with user-friendly features. It is a system that enables drivers to control the stereo, make phone calls, use apps and so much more. It utilizes Ford’s “Next Gen” voice-activation technology and is easier for consumers to navigate than previous similar systems. It reduces the time that drivers spend with their eyes off the road and contains all the features of a smart device.


How does the Fusion do when it comes to gas mileage?


For the base Fusion, the EPA estimates that the model will achieve a combined average of 25 miles per gallon. For consumers who purchase the SE package, the EPA estimates 27 miles per gallon (combined). For drivers who want to stick with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, the EPA estimates that they’ll be cruising at 25 combined miles per gallon. The lowest mileage per gallon goes to the V6, which has a 20 mpg combined.


What's under the hood of the Fusion?


There are four engine options for the Fusion, which means there’s a perfect amount of power for every consumer. The base trim package (S and SE) house a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that kicks out 175 horsepower and has 175 pound-feet of torque. The SE option can be increased to the 1.5-liter engine with 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque for an additional cost. The Titanium and Platinum options have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine. The turbocharged engine puts out 245 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, which is a great segue between the base models and the V6 Sport. The V6 Sport pumps out 325 horsepower and contains 380 pound-feet of torque.

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